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Promotional newsreel containing a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including the construction of U.S. 1 linking Key West, Florida with the mainland; a Baltimore ceremony awarding large Chevrolet keys to the oldest auto plant employees; a man leading a pony with his Chevrolet; the "Evans Auto-Railer," an automobile that runs down railroad tracks in Jackson, Michigan; old automobile advertising; a travelogue sequence set in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in North America; and swimsuit models riding atop a Chevrolet in Florida.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS
Jam Handy is GOD!
Subject: Great Archival Footage
Turn off the sound and just watch the great footage of 1930's America, with those lovable cars just adding to the fun.
I'm Glad Rick Prelinger has preserved this film, as it's Facinating, Entertaining and even Charming!
Christine Hennig -
Subject: Safety-Laughs of Yesterday
More breezy, silly news from Chevrolet. This one would never fly today, as it contains such safety violations as driving a car on railroad tracks (on the Key West bridge, yet!), stuffing a Shetland pony into your back seat, and driving while about 50 bathing beauties are sitting all over your car. The combination bus/streetcar is pretty cool, though.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Bridges! Baltimore! Beasts! Busses! Bemusement! Boredom! Beauties!
So Part 2.. here we go..
We start off by showcasing the bridging of the islands in Key West Florida. The only way to get across before was by train. But, in a scary seuqence, a... Chevrolet Vehicle! can get along the thin railroad truck just fine!
The 2nd piece showcases.. Chevrolet Vehicles! oldest employees and to explains to the people that Chevrolet was excited to give the key to the city to them. Judging my the looks of the faces on some of the employees, the feeling wasnt mutual.
The next piece, in continuing a distubing practise, of p shoving animals into cars. A father pushes a Shetland horse into a... Chevrolet Vehicle!, and takes it to the beach so his son can ride it. Mmmkay.
The marvels of a bus-train is featured in the next segment. It was sort of unusual. But I'm still puzzled why such a... Chevrolet Vehicle! such as that would be needed.
Older car advertisments are featured in the next segment for our amusement. Ho ho ho! Anyways..
The next segment features a... Chevrolet Vehicle! going through "the narrowest street in North America". Ooookay...
Finally, the piece ends off with 20 girls piled on a.. Chevrolet Vehicle. I was hoping for the driver to speed up and swerve erratically, to no avail.